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Hellgate Tavern

Reviewer: 
PaulH
Custom dungeon reviewed: 
Hellgate Tavern I
Gameplay: 
5
Gameplay comments: 

Great start with the tavern, and new graphics and ideas appreciated. However not really sure I got the story! No magic was interesting but I think flawed as constant injuries meant you relied on the fruit plus stamina drain was annoying. Basic hack and slash, but with some twists. Enough to keep you entertained.

Originality: 
7
Originality comments: 

Some novel concepts, new ideas, lots of new items and monsters. The level progression and layout was similar to the last few dungeons: find the key, find the dead warriors and get their weapons.

Difficulty: 
5
Difficulty comments: 

On the easy side. Monsters while new, were quite similar and easy to kill. Some physical puzzles but nothing taxing.

Puzzles: 
4
Puzzles comments: 

Very few - it is a dungeon for those who like to find the keys, kill the baddies and move on. That said the pressure pad puzzles were good.

Size: 
7
Size comments: 

Pretty big, quite a lot of larger levels.

Replayability: 
6
Replayability comments: 

I'll probably have another go as to try and understand the story more.

Craft: 
7
Craft comments: 

A double edged sword. Lots of creative ideas but not always implemented well or in the right areas.

Game Ending: 
8
Game Ending comments: 

Interesting finish in the bar! Novel ending, but as above not sure what I had achieved. Actual 'ending' is elsewhere.

Overall: 
7
Overall comments: 

OVERALL: 6.5
A flawed diamond. Shows a lot of promise at the start but ultimately a few areas detracted from the feel and needed more substance and variety in the actual game.

Best part: 

The start and the end. Good imaginative ideas and use of graphics. Obviously a lot of work gone in here.

Worst part: 

Stamina and lack of magic. Similar to last dungeons. Odd weapons and didn't understand morale.

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